- Mark Wahlberg told Cigar Aficionado magazine that he became a producer “out of necessity.”
- He said that as a producer, he doesn’t have to wait for stars like Brad Pitt to turn down the roles he wants.
- Wahlberg also wondered how long he would continue acting “at the pace I’m at now.”
Mark Wahlberg said that he became a producer so that he would not have to wait for stars like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise to pass on the desired roles before he was chosen for the role.
Over the past 20 years, the actor has gone on to produce TV series and films such as “Father Stu,” “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire,” in addition to staying in front of the screen.
In a new interview with Cigar lovers Wahlberg said in the September/October issue of the magazine that he began production “out of necessity.”
“The reason I started producing was because I didn’t want to sit around waiting for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or whoever came before me and was a guy at the time, and Leo to go and pass on a movie so I could do it.” “I get my hands on it,” Wahlberg explained. “So I was always proactive in trying to find materials and things that I could produce, that I knew would work for me, and create my own destiny.”
Wahlberg added that he also wants to have more creative control over the films in which he stars.
“If I’m going to be in this situation, I’d rather be behind the wheel,” he said. “You’re going 100 mph on the highway, do you want to be in the back seat without a seat belt or do you want to be behind the wheel?”
Elsewhere in the interview, Wahlberg said he’s currently working hard to leave a viable business for his four children with Rhea Durham — Ella, Michael, Brendan and Grace — to inherit one day.
However, the actor also wondered how long he would continue acting in multiple projects in a row.
“Well, I’m definitely working harder now than ever,” Wahlberg said (via Reuters). Hollywood Reporter). “Some companies, you build them, pass them on, or exit them. I hope my kids can see what their interests are, but I don’t think I’ll be acting for much longer at the pace I’m at now.” Now. That’s for sure. Because that’s the most difficult thing.”
Wahlberg first suggested finding opportunities outside of Hollywood “sooner rather than later” in an interview with Entertainment tonight last year. At that time, the actor had moved with his family from Hollywood to Las Vegas.
Wahlberg said Fox News In March, he decided to move to provide a better life for his children.
“It really gives kids a chance to succeed,” the Uncharted star said. “There’s a lot of opportunities here for me too. We’re trying to build a studio. We’re trying to build a shoe factory. We want to create a lot of jobs here.”
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